Jamie Mathiou

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Jamie Mathiou
Personal information
Born (1972-09-04) 4 September 1972 (age 48)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Position Prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1992–93 North Sydney Bears 41004
1995–96 North Queensland 111004
1997–01 Leeds Rhinos 13640016
Total15160024
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1999–00 Ireland 30000
Source: RLP

Jamie Mathiou (born 4 September 1972) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s. An Ireland international prop, he played for the North Sydney Bears, North Queensland Cowboys and Leeds Rhinos.

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Background

Born on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Mathiou played his junior rugby league for the Cudgen Hornets and attended Kingscliff High School, where he represented the Australian Schoolboys in 1989. [1]

Playing career

In 1989, while playing for Cudgen, Mathiou represented the New South Wales under-17 team in their 16–8 win over Queensland under-17. [2] In 1990, he joined the Gold Coast Seagulls, playing for their lower grade sides.

In 1992, Mathiou joined the North Sydney Bears. In Round 18 of the 1992 NSWRL season, he made his first grade debut in the Bears' 12–26 loss to the St George Dragons. Over two seasons with North Sydney, Mathiou played four games.

In 1995, he joined the newly-established North Queensland Cowboys. He played seven games for the club in their first season. In 1996, he played just four games before departing the club at the end of the season.

In 1997, Mathiou joined the Leeds Rhinos, where he would go onto play 136 games for the club, starting 100 from the bench. He became the longest serving import for the club since the change of import rules in 1982. [3] In 1998, he came off the bench in Leeds' 1998 Grand Final loss to the Wigan Warriors. In 1999, he came of the bench in Leeds' Challenge Cup win over the London Broncos.

In 2000, he represented Ireland at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. [4]

In 2002, after leaving Leeds, Mathiou returned to Australia, captaining the Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup for two seasons. [5]

Statistics

NSWRL/ARL

SeasonTeamMatchesTGGK %F/GPts
1992 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 20000
1993 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 21004
1995 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 71004
1996 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 40000
Career totals152008

Super League

SeasonTeamMatchesTGGK %F/GPts
1997 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 280000
1998 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 260000
1999 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 261004
2000 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 302008
2001 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 261004
Career totals13640016

International

SeasonTeamMatchesTGGK %F/GPts
1999 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 10000
2000 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 20000
Career totals30000

Post-playing career

After retiring, Mathiou spent time coaching the Cudgen Hornets and worked as a recruitment coordinator for the Sydney Roosters from 2005 to 2014. [6] [7] [8] In 2015, he joined the Gold Coast Titans as the recruitment manager, spending only a year at the club. [9] In 2016, he returned to the Roosters as a member of the recruitment team.

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